The role on Onshore Wind in our future energy mix

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

Recently, UK Energy Minister Michael Fallon spoke of an end to onshore wind farm developments should the Conservatives win an outright General Election in 2015.  However this comes with a warning from the Royal Academy of Engineers who state that … Continue reading

The Rise of the Independents

Posted on July 10th, 2014

Independent Renewable Energy Schemes in Scotland are now producing enough energy to power over a million homes. A new report from SmartestEnergy “Energy Entrepreneurs Report 2014” also states that independent renewable energy projects saw a 50% rise in 2013 and … Continue reading

Renewable Energy’s Record Breakers

Posted on July 7th, 2014

Germany’s northernmost, and windiest, state Schleswig-Holstein which borders Denmark and the North and Baltic Seas recently announced it is set to generate all of its electricity from renewable energy in 2014 and also has set the target of generating 300% … Continue reading

Renewable Energy: Global awareness shows local value

Posted on June 25th, 2014

“EconValue – The Socio-economic Benefits of Solar and Wind Energy” a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) states that renewable energy, and in particular onshore wind and solar, if properly adopted, could create better-paying jobs, improve international … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Continues To Make Its Mark

Posted on June 18th, 2014

BT has agreed a deal with EDF energy to purchase all of the energy required for its Scottish operations for 20 years from a new wind farm development in the Scottish Borders.  They will purchase 50% of the electricity produced … Continue reading

The Benefits of Onshore Wind

Posted on June 11th, 2014

RenewableUK has published a guide to aid local businesses when it comes to tendering for contracts to construct, maintain, and supply the materials for onshore wind farms. Local Supply Chain Opportunities in Onshore Wind – Good Practice Guide shows businesses … Continue reading

The Future of Energy

Posted on June 4th, 2014

As populations continue to rise, the future of energy production is one issue that all governments must tackle. In the UK however we continue to depend upon expensive foreign imports of fossil fuels to fire our electricity power station generators. … Continue reading

The Changing Renewables Map

Posted on May 29th, 2014

In the south of Scotland, just off the B709 near to the border of Dumfries & Galloway and Borders lies the small village of Eskdalemuir best known for the Eskdalemuir Observatory. Chosen for its remote location and built in 1904 … Continue reading

Scotland’s Renewable Energy Blueprint

Posted on May 21st, 2014

This week Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing approved a 22-turbine wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway. The Ewe Hill Project, near Lockerbie, for Scottish Power Renewables has been given the go ahead after making its way through the full planning … Continue reading